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A four-year arts-integrated curriculum pilot in North Carolina found that an arts-integrated curriculum:
• aids schools in expanding connections between teachers, schools, and communities.
• helps a school gain internal structure, organization, and a centralized identity.
• helps to legitimize the arts as worthy academic subjects and tools for learning.
• provides an atmosphere conducive to opportunities in academic learning.

From: "The A+ Schools Program: School, Community, Teacher, and Student Effects. (Report #6 in a series of seven Policy Reports Summarizing the Four-Year Pilot of A+ Schools in North Carolina)," Dick Corbett, Monica McKenney, George Noblit, and Bruce Wilson, Tho

Available here: The Arts Education Partnership - Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development

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